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Browns send customized jersey to deceased fan

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CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04: A fan of the Cleveland Browns cheers on his team as they play the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Browns fan Scott Entsminger one-upped the “Factory of Sadness” guy with a posthumous rip on their favorite team. But the man who asked in his obituary for six Browns players to serve as pallbearers so that the team “could let him down one more time” will receive a final gift from the franchise.

Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert tells PFT that the team contacted Scott Entsminger’s wife as soon as they learned he’d passed. She explained that Scott’s favorite player was Lou Groza. At Tuesday’s memorial service for Scott Entsminger, a Browns representative will deliver to Entsminger’s wife a personalized jersey bearing Groza’s number, 76.

It’s a great gesture by an organization that, under new ownership, is trying to turn things around.

Their fans deserve it. Through years of futility and frustration, Browns fans remain stubbornly loyal. Now, they’re coached by a Browns fan who watched games as a youth from outside his house to simulate being in the elements, and who has admitted to consuming a Milk Bone or two.

So better things could be coming for the Browns. Hopefully, Entsminger will be able to enjoy it from that great Dawg Pound in the sky.